Family Solicitor

Recruiter
Balfor Recruitment
Location
Nottinghamshire
Posted
09 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at DBS Law for an experienced Family Law Solicitor to lead and develop the department at our Nottingham office. This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within a small, established and innovative department and to work on variety of privately-funded cases. We are looking for a qualified Solicitor with 5 years PQE+ experience in family law starting as soon as practical. Ideally you will have significant experience, having worked as a paralegal in family law pre qualification would be ideal. Exceptional client service skills are essential, you must be able to empathise with a wide range of clients in order to resolve the most sensitive and complicated practicalities involved in family break-ups. Alongside this you will need good organisational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be committed to team work, and crucially have a proven track record in business development and networking to help in developing and building the team across the Midlands Region. You will have good IT skills and should be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you the support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role where you will have a large degree of autonomy for your vision to take effect. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career working within a busy and friendly team, and to play a substantial role in the firms’ development activities. In return you will be offered a competitive salary, a structured review processes with opportunities to progress to Associate Director appointment, a happy and welcoming environment in which to work and first class support services to help you along the way. If you are looking for an opportunity to become a regional leader with a wide reaching client base and you have the applicable experience and skills, please apply. Essential Requirements: · You will have a minimum of 5 years experience in family law; · Experience in private work; · Experience of running your own caseload and acting with some autonomy; · Advocacy experience is of advantage but not essential; · Excellent communication, organisational and IT skills; · Ability to work as a member of the team and to support colleagues in our other offices were necessary; · Ability to build relationships with other professionals and third parties; · Ability to work under pressure to time and financial targets; · Professionalism and integrity at all times; · Confidence to develop own case load and the profile of the firm via networking, marketing and business development; · Travel to Birmingham as and when required Join our team What drives your decision for what law firm to work for? Is it being given the opportunity to excel in your field in a thriving client base? Is it the chance to be innovative within your field and offer your clients that something special? Or are you more inclined to work somewhere that allows you to improve both yourself and the communities around you? If so, then DBS is the perfect fit for you! More than a law firm At DBS Law, we’re not like traditional law firms – and we don’t hide it! We’re always looking at innovative new ways of servicing our clients, staying true to our core values of providing award-winning customer service, working to provide added value beyond our legal service offering, and having a positive impact to the communities we serve in the Midlands and nationwide. This is highlighted through being the first law firm to receive the Government Cabinet Office’s Customer Service Excellence charter mark award, through our additional offerings through our legal and professional services such as our fee-share network Atrium or our lunchtime briefings Law over Lunch, as well as through our community work with DBS Heart. Employee benefits Through extensive investment in our IT infrastructure, we are now able to offer a number of flexible working initiatives to our staff including flexible hours, home working, and hot-desking. We offer our staff a range of employee benefits including: · private health insurance · dental cover, · a monthly contribution towards gym membership, · life assurance, · death in service cover, and · a stakeholder pension.